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Tokyo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

1. Tokyo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Take in the city of Tokyo from an open-top sightseeing bus and choose from all the available routes according to your interests. Your ticket provides unlimited access to all routes, allowing you to hop off when you want to explore more. See the highlights of the city, such as Tokyo Sky Tree, Asakusa, Tokyo Tower, Tsukiji, and Ginza. Route 1: TOKYO SKYTREE course Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building — Kodemmacho Station — Ryogoku Edo-Tokyo Museum — TOKYO SKYTREE station — Asakusa Hanakawado — Asakusa Tawaramachi — Ueno Matsuzakaya — Akihabara (Suehirocho) — Shin-Nihombashi Station — Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building Route 2: TOKYO TOWER, Tsukiji Ginza course Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building — Tokyo Tower — Tokyo Prince Hotel/Zojo-ji Temple — Tokyo Teleport Station — Tsukiji Ginza — Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building Route 3: SHINJUKU SHIBUYA course Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building — Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden — Shinjuku Station South Exit/Hotel Century Southern Tower — Shinjuku Station West Exit/Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building — Shibuya City Hall/Harajuku/Meiji Jingu Shrine — Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building You can hop off and back on the bus at your convenience and explore the sights you’re interested in at your own pace. From the open-top bus, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of Tokyo as you listen to the commentary on your audio guide.

Tokyo: Tsukiji Outer Market Food and Drink Walking Tour

2. Tokyo: Tsukiji Outer Market Food and Drink Walking Tour

Explore the famous outer area of the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo on a guided tour. Learn about the culinary culture of Tokyo and what the top chefs do on their daily visits to the market. Enjoy a variety of traditional Japanese foods as you explore the market. After meeting your guide, begin your day eating and shopping like a local outside Tokyo's famous Tsukiji Market. Discover why so many of Japan's top chefs visit here daily to pick up the freshest ingredients. Navigate your way through the maze of seafood and learn from your guide about the market's history. Stroll past the many stalls and discover local Japanese foods. Watch as vendors carve massive bluefin tuna. Head to the vibrant stores selling the best quality foods at the outer market. Eat a variety of local foods, ranging from finger foods to delicacies. Learn from your knowledgeable guide the tips about local culinary culture. We wrap up our tour with a delightful serving of delicious fish bowl before heading back to Tsukiji Station.

Tokyo: Tsukiji Fish Market Seafood and Sightseeing Tour

3. Tokyo: Tsukiji Fish Market Seafood and Sightseeing Tour

Tsukiji Fish Market is like the sacred place for seafood, because this is the place where the famous SUSHI chefs in Tokyo buy their seafood every morning. Even though the fish market recently moved to Toyosu, the culture and the lively atmosphere in Tsukiji was built along with the long history and fortunately it remains the same way. This peculiar atmosphere is one of the things that cannot be seen in the new fish market in Toyosu. This tour is a combination of experiencing the lively fish market streets and the historical temple and shrine. Therefore, you can experience at our food culture along with our religious culture. Our guide will take you to places where you can shop and have an affordable bite. Please don't hesitate to ask your guide if you have anything that you would like to see or buy. The guide will try his/her own best to make the most of your experience during the tour (Please check our reviews on TripAdvisor!). Towards the end of the tour, we'll have a nice meal at the seafood DONBURI (bowl) restaurant. The restaurant also serves meals for vegetarians, so even if you're a vegetarian you'll always find a meal of your choice, but please also feel free to let us know if you have any food restrictions or allergies. Though the drinks will be exclusive from the tour fee, you can also enjoy the Japanese beer or sake with your finger food or seafood bowl. This is one of the favorite ways for Japanese people to enjoy Tsukiji; to have a drink with excellent seafood!! Solo travelers, friends, couples and families, etc. I would like to welcome everybody for this tour!! Come and join us for this Tsukiji tour and enjoy the best seafood in Tokyo!! I hope to have an awesome experience together!! ・Learn more about Japanese views on religion on this tour, as well as getting a thorough introduction to the country's best seafood dishes at Tsukiji Market. After meeting your guide, head to a 300-year-old Buddhist temple and learn more about Japanese worship traditions.  ・Next, head to Tsukiji Market, the cradle of seafood in Tokyo, and the place where famous sushi chefs buy their seafood every morning. Soak up the lively atmosphere of this revered location as you wander around the various stalls. Feel free to sample some dishes from street food vendors and ask your guide for recommendations. Before lunch, pay a visit to the market's observatory and witness all the hustle and bustle from above. ・Finish your tour with a delicious seafood lunch. Sit down to a yummy donburi bowl at a seafood restaurant. Vegetarian options are available as well. Sip on a glass of Japanese beer or sake with your finger food or seafood bowl. This is one of the Japanese' favorite ways to enjoy Tsukiji—a cold beer with excellent seafood.

Tokyo: Guided Walking Tour of Tsukiji Market with Breakfast

4. Tokyo: Guided Walking Tour of Tsukiji Market with Breakfast

Enjoy a tasting of Japanese street food for breakfast as you walk through the busy streets of the famous Tsukiji Outer Market in Tokyo on a guided tour. Savor a variety of freshly prepared fish and meat specialties while learning about the local culture. Begin your tour at the main gate of Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple and admire its unique ancient Buddhist-inspired architecture from the exterior. Venture to Tsukiji Outer Market, one of the largest wholesale fish markets in the world and a popular destination among food lovers. Marvel at the market's charismatic workers and unusual products as you pass by restaurants, shops, stalls, and other businesses. During your visit, delight your palate with 7 tastings that will include grilled seafood or beef skewers, a Japanese-style omelette, tuna sandwiches, fried fish paste skewers, a drink, a sample of Japanese tea, and a sample of dashi soup stock.

Tsukiji: Outer Market Walking Tour & Sake Tasting Experience

5. Tsukiji: Outer Market Walking Tour & Sake Tasting Experience

Do it all in an afternoon on a unique tour in Tsukiji exploring Japan's food and sake culture. Learn to pray like a local at Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple, discover interesting food at Tsukiji Outer Market, then finish off with an extensive sake tasting experience at a local salon. Meet your local guide in front of Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple before entering the temple to learn how to pray. Begin your walking tour as you head to Tsukiji Outer Market. Discover interesting stores inside the market with guidance from your local food expert, and choose to buy some local produce to try for yourself. After touring the market, move on to a private salon for a fun sake-tasting experience in Tsukiji. Find your favorite as you sample different sakes from around Japan and its many breweries. Your sake expert will share their knowledge about the brewery, history, and story of each bottle before sampling. Just like wine and beer, not all sake tastes the same and with 50 to 60 different types on offer, you can experience a wide range of flavors. Your sake-tasting experience includes unlimited tastings. There are snacks available during the tasting session, to enhance the flavor of the different sakes. You'll also try the brewed beverage at different temperatures and taste how the flavor changes. For kids, soft drinks and tea and snacks will be provided. The tour ends at Tsukiji sake salon, only a few minutes away from either Tsukiji station or Shintomicho station.

Tokyo: Guided Tour of Tsukiji Fish Market with Tastings

6. Tokyo: Guided Tour of Tsukiji Fish Market with Tastings

Spend your morning exploring Tsukiji Fish Market, the largest market of its kind in the world. The wholesale portion of the market where the famous tuna auction takes place has moved from the original Tsukiji site, a few kilometres across the water to Toyosu but Tsukiji still is the best place to check and try all the products sold in Toyosu. Start by wandering through Tsukiji’s market brimming with vibrant food stalls and retail shops. This is the place to be if you’re looking for the freshest and dare say, most delicious sushi breakfast one could ever hope for. With over 2,500 tons and 450 types of fish coming through the market every day, you’re bound to come across some foods and fish you’ve never seen before. Squid jerky, anyone? Or perhaps scrambled eggs on a stick? No matter what kind of unusual snacks you may encounter, Tsukiji promises to be an experience for all five senses. Along the way, your tour guide will explain about the history of the market, all the different seafoods on offer, the legendary tuna auction (not included in the tour) and what a typical day is like for all the vendors who work at the markets. Stop to sample a couple of fresh foods and you’re free to try any additional snacks at your own expense that may catch your eye. Once you’re finished snacking, make your way to a nearby sake shop for a tasting and be introduced to Japan’s beloved beverage of choice. Learn how to taste the difference between different sakes and about the role it has played in Japanese culture.

Tokyo: Discover Traditional Tokyo Full-Day Bicycle Tour

7. Tokyo: Discover Traditional Tokyo Full-Day Bicycle Tour

The full length of the tour is 20 kilometers, and most of the roads are so flat. Enjoy the easy pace of the tour as you follow your guide to some of the most interesting places in Tokyo. After meeting your guide, listen as they explain the bicycle and local traffic rules. Visit some of the highlights of Tokyo, including Hibiya Park, Ginza shopping district, Kabukiza theater, Tsukiji fish market, Temples and shrines, Kachidoki Bridge, Old town Tsukudajima Tsukishima Monja street, Imperial Palace, Tokyo Station and many others.

Tokyo: Classic Tsukiji Food Tour

8. Tokyo: Classic Tsukiji Food Tour

Join our morning tour of the historic neighborhood market in Tsukiji. You have probably heard that the wholesale fish vendors have moved — But this part of town is still one of the best food areas in all of Tokyo, home to delicious restaurants and market shops, some dating back over 100 years or more! Taste specialties from the area; things you simply cannot find anywhere else. We know all the hidden gems and will make sure you have a chance to taste the many flavors that make up the heart and soul of Japanese cuisine. Visit the 65 specialty vendors who decided not to move to Toyosu at the wholesale building. They have remained in Tsukiji in a custom-made facility great for workers and visitors alike. We can often see the whole Tuna being prepared for selling. We will try fresh sashimi, and see the best of what is in season this time of year. Join a tasting session where we try new and unique food every time we tour! You will not find this on any other Tsukiji tour! Visit a shrine with 300+ years of history. We start off with our own special Tsukiji breakfast. Spend time touring the specialty fish market while visiting seafood vendors that make Tsukiji world-famous and have elected to stay here rather than move. Special tasting break with seasonal bites and then tour the bustling outer market where you will try more famous foods from the area, learn about the history and future of the market community, and end your tour with a traditional dessert. During our market experience, you will find many great things to purchase. Many vendors do not take credit cards so please bring cash in local Japanese currency so you can take home some wonderful souvenirs. Many guests like to purchase a Japanese cooking knife as a memory of our Tsukiji day, knives range from 8,000 yen to 70,000 yen or more.

Tsukiji: Unlimited Sake Tasting Experience

9. Tsukiji: Unlimited Sake Tasting Experience

Enjoy learning about sake from a sake sommelier at a private salon during a fun tasting experience in Tsukiji. Find your favorite as you sample different sakes from around Japan and its many breweries. Your sake expert will explain about the brewery, history, and story of each bottle before sampling. Just like wine and beer, not all sake tastes the same and with 50 to 60 different types on offer, you can experience a wide range of flavors. Your sake-tasting experience includes 2 hours of unlimited tastings. There are snacks available during the tasting session, to enhance the flavor of the different sakes. You'll also try the brewed beverage at different temperatures and taste how the flavor changes.

Toyosu Tuna Auction and Tsukiji Market by Gov Licensed Guide

10. Toyosu Tuna Auction and Tsukiji Market by Gov Licensed Guide

1. Meeting up at 5:20 at Shijyo Mae station. (There is a hotel pick-up option at 5:00) ↓ 2. Going to Toyosu Market. Watching the world's biggest tuna auction area. ↓ 3. Visiting the professional market and eating fresh seafood. Japanese kitchen utensils including knives, Matcha(green tea), Miso shop, Pickles, Sake shop, etc. ↓ 4. Experiencing Japanese breakfast in the market. I have several recommendations including an exquisite Sushi restaurant. ↓ 5. Taking a bus to go to Tsukiji Market(Old Outer Market). ↓ 6. Visiting a local shrine which where supported by the local shop and restaurant. ↓ 7. Outer Market experience such as pottery shop, Sushi shop, sashimi(sliced seafood), grilled eel, Yakitori(grilled chicken), Local vegetable and fruit shop, tuna stake, Mochi etc.

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4.8
(453 reviews)

Asago from Osaka was terrific given the day of our tour was monsoon like rain. We ate a number of tasty items and she offered interesting stories while people shopped in stores- generally to get out of the rain. Would recommend this tour.

Dean was wonderful. He informed us of interesting facts about Tokyo and was helpful when we made changes to our plan. We enjoyed our experience and laughed alot. Thank you Dean (Tom) and family

Imran Ahmad was such a wonderful tour guide! He could not have been friendlier, more caring or more knowledgeable. We had a great time with him and will recommend him to our friends.

If you get English speaking guide the tour is Amazing and worth the money. Sake tasting was exceptional!

Great way to explore and learn the history of Tokyo